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« on: November 30, 2010 09:05:49 PM »

Yes, you read right.  I finger knit myself an 11.5 foot tapeworm string scarf (that I am planning to use as a Christmas tree garland  Cheesy).  I tied it off periodically to give it the appearance of proglottids (segments) and the scolex is a tasseled yarn ball.  It's kind of a cartoonish Polypocecephalus, which is in the order Lecanicephalidea, which are tapeworms that parasitize sharks and rays.  Maybe I'm a nerd, but I'm well-accessorized!

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 09:10:23 PM »

haha Grin
cool. It's just so obscure that you had to be the first to give it a shot and what a great job you did! I was going to say post a google image of the worm that inspired you but google images just totally grossed me out! lol
Thanks for posting! You just made my night Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 09:14:03 PM »

haha
http://kisrael.com/journal.aux/2006.05.28.tapeworm.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 09:18:52 PM »

Hee hee.  It's been something I've thought would be cool for a while, and it turns out it's super easy.  I think I know what to make for Christmas gifts now. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010 08:29:52 AM »

This kind of grossed me out, but I mean that in a good way.  What a neat idea to knit! (Nerdy/geeky knits are the best!)

What made you decide to make the tapeworm specific to sharks/rays?
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010 09:48:25 AM »

I'm a grad student, and for my Master's project, I studied tapeworms of sharks and rays.  They are by far the coolest and weirdest-looking of all tapeworms, and there is a ridiculous amount of diversity there.  Rather obscure, perhaps, but really cool!!

If anyone's curious or looking for inspiration ( Wink), here's a website on the full diversity of tapeworms: http://129.237.138.100/PEETII/uconnPEETII.html

Yay parasites!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010 01:35:15 PM »

I'm a grad student, and for my Master's project, I studied tapeworms of sharks and rays.  They are by far the coolest and weirdest-looking of all tapeworms, and there is a ridiculous amount of diversity there.  Rather obscure, perhaps, but really cool!!

If anyone's curious or looking for inspiration ( Wink), here's a website on the full diversity of tapeworms: http://129.237.138.100/PEETII/uconnPEETII.html

Yay parasites!

Rays are some of my favorite animals, so it was kind of cool that you picked tapeworms specific to these.  I would agree though, these tapeworms are very weird looking. 

You should knit a giant ray or shark with removable innards so you could put the tapeworm scarf in it, lol.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010 12:22:26 PM »

Great work!
My finger knitting doesn't ever look as good as that.
I am probably doing it wrong - the only person on earth who does finger knitting wrong.

Your scarf is really great-looking - doesn't matter what you call it.
But hey, thanks for opening up the diversity of the world of tapeworms to those of us who would have never known otherwise.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011 09:52:47 AM »

This is totally rad and thanks for sharing about the tape worms. I had never considered the possibility of a variety of tape worms Smiley
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